The curious town of Coober Pedy is a true outback gem, situated in a remote corner of the South Australian outback. Known for its opals (commonly called the world’s Opal Capital) and its unique underground dugouts, this eccentric town will take you back in time and may even trick you into thinking that you’ve just stepped onto a movie set.


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Holidaymakers planning a June visit can catch the infamous, annual Opal Festival, the town’s largest community event. The festival launches with a fireworks display and continues with celebrations including street parades, stalls and entertainers.

Related: Legendary underground dwelling a must-see (Crocodile Harry’s House, Coober Pedy)


Discover the majestic surrounds of the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, spanning more than 15,000 hectares and home to more than 50 native flora species and a number of wildlife including echidna and red kangaroos. For an evening of relaxation, wheel your way to the Coober Pedy Drive-In Theatre, a local business managed solely by community volunteers, where films are regularly screened throughout the year.

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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, SA 5723, Australia